Being a woman takes a lot of upkeep. Fortunately, there are some shortcuts women can take to stay on top of it all, without putting themselves completely out. At the top of that list is being prepared. For women who prefer to keep their nails primped and polished, having a well-stocked manicure kit on hand (no pun intended) at all times in a must. That way, she is always prepared in the event of those unexpected snags and tears that can turn a good manicure into an eyesore.
Here are five things every woman should keep in her manicure kit:
Cuticle remover. Nothing can ruin a perfectly good set of nails like raggedy cuticles. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to keep cuticles looking their best without regular attention. Buy a small bottle of cuticle remover cream and rub it into your cuticles every day. Let it sit for a few minutes and then use an orange stick to push the cuticle off the nail. You’ll be amazed at what a difference this can make with your manicure.
Nail clippers. Sure, you never leave the house thinking you’re going to have to clip your nails, but accidents happen. There is no better fix for a torn or hanging nail than a basic pair of fingernail clippers.
A nail file. Any time you have a slight snag in your nail that catches on things (like your hair – ouch!), then the best solution is to file it down with a nail file. This works on those occasions where using a nail clipper is too much. Also, nail files are invaluable when it comes to shaping your nails just the way you want them.
Nail glue. If you happen to tear your nail and can’t get to the manicurist right away to fix it – and you don’t want to just cut it off – then you can repair your nail using nail glue. Just remember that nail glue is like superglue, and be careful not to overuse it, or let it get into the wrong hands.
Clear nail lacquer. Clear nail lacquer is like lip gloss: it is an easy way to look polished even when you’re in too big of a hurry to do much else. If you are in between manicures, trying to grow your nails out, or even just allowing your nails some time off the color, it is a good idea to keep them looking healthy and shiny with just one coat of a clear gloss nail lacquer.
There are certain things that women should have in their arsenal, and manicured nails are just the thing to top any look off. Make sure you have these five items in your manicure kit at all times.
About the Author: Kai Harshfield owns her own nail salon and one of her trademarks is the individual manicure kits she keeps for each client, ensuring cleanliness and safety in tool choice. Every client who purchases a manicure kit gets to choose a signature nail color to keep inside, ensuring they at least have access to their favorite shades at all times!